I tried to install OracleJDK 8 using

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

But it's not working.

I searched the problem and found that

"The Oracle JDK License has changed for releases starting April 16, 2019." And "Oracle Java (JDK) 8 Installer PPA (DISCONTINUED)"

So I installed the OpenJDK8 .

But why oracle cancelled the license of oracle 8 installer?

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! You should rather ask Oracle instead of the community of Ubuntu users. – Melebius May 29 '19 at 6:05
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    See Jim's and Thomas' answer on Get error when install Oracle JDK 8 on Ubuntu 18.04 – Kulfy May 29 '19 at 11:10
  • @Melebius You are right but i wanted to ask the ubuntu users, 'cause i am a newbie and i feel it's giving headeache to the ubuntu users. Thank you. – AJAY_AJ May 30 '19 at 5:49

Oracle is no longer maintaining OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11. Red Hat is providing bug fixes and security patches for OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11, taking over from Oracle. If you are using OpenJDK from the default Ubuntu repositories, Oracle's license cancellation doesn't matter at all because Ubuntu will continue to support their Java packages the same way they support every other package in their repositories.

Although the Oracle Java packages have been discontinued, Java packages maintained by Ubuntu Developers can be installed from the default Ubuntu repositories instead. Run this command to list the available Java packages in the default Ubuntu repositories:

apt search openjdk-*  

A JDK package from the default Ubuntu repositories has a package name that has the following form openjdk-X-jdk where X is replaced by the Java version number.

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